Posttraumatic stress disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder doesn't just take a toll on mental health ― it causes bodily harm, too.
The singer said her scans were "not a joke."
Even after decades of studying combat-related trauma, we still don’t have a full understanding of just what PTSD is.
"I am being very honest about drinking to numb my pain," the "America's Got Talent" judge said.
Contrary to our intuitions, studies find no consistent link between the extent of on-duty trauma experience and the eventual development of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Some firefighters cope poorly, while others with far more horrific experiences remain symptom-free. Why would that be?
Movies, said film critic Roger Ebert, are like an "empathy machine." Their mission: to help us understand a bit more about others' hopes, their fears, their dreams. Movies allow us to walk in others' shoes. They help us "identify with the people who are sharing this journey with us."
It was the day I'd been waiting for: I would meet my little girl and become a mom. I expected to experience joy, triumph in my strength as a woman, and overwhelming love as she entered the world. Instead, I experienced my daughter's birth in a state of terror, wondering if I would die.
The end of "Military Sexual Trauma" and "MST" can happen virtually overnight, provided that each of us commits to keeping those euphemisms out of our mouths and off our computer screens.
Sara Nesson's Oscar-nominated film Poster Girl is a breathtaking look at a hidden war, one that leaves far more soldiers dead on the home front, by suicide, than on the battlefield.
Since 2001, over 22,600 soldiers have been pressed into signing such documents, affirming a pre-existing condition, making them ineligible for disability benefits, saving the military billions of dollars.
PBS's 'This Emotional Life': Remembering the Psychological Impact of War, and Doing Something About It
What makes it so difficult for us as a nation to recognize and respond to the reality of war for those who serve?